Covering imperfections easily with porcelain veneers
If you have gaps, stains, or even a chipped tooth in your smile, you may be curious about the restorative and cosmetic dentistry solutions available at Dos Caminos Dental of Camarillo, California. Dr. Ali Soltanirad (Dr. Rad) is a dedicated dental provider who uses a number of different solutions to help patients improve their smiles. This includes popular restoration such as the porcelain veneer.
What are porcelain veneers?
Dr. Rad describes the porcelain veneer as a facing that is customized to cover a natural tooth to disguise an imperfection. This imperfection may be untreatable with other options, whereas the porcelain veneer will offer full coverage that can last many years. Our team at Dos Caminos Dental creates the veneer to match the patient’s existing teeth, ensuring that once the veneer is bonded in place, it does not stand out as an apparent dental restoration.
What is the process of getting a dental veneer?
Porcelain veneers do require at least two appointments at Dos Caminos Dental. First, patients consult with their dentist to determine if they are a good fit for veneers or alternative options, including composite resin bonding. Once patients choose to move forward with veneers, they have preparations completed. This is removing a small portion of the natural tooth enamel from the front of the tooth. Dr. Rad then takes impressions of the prepared tooth to create a mold used for the fabrication of the final restoration. A temporary may be placed while the patient waits for their final restoration, which can take approximately two weeks to complete. Once it arrives at the dental office, patients return to have their temporary veneer removed and their final one put in place.
Am I a proper candidate for porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can be an excellent solution for many patients with imperfections near the front of their smiles. If you are considering covering problem areas with veneers, call our Camarillo, CA, area office at (805) 427-8841 to request an appointment at 2438 Ponderosa Drive N. C-111. Dr. Ali Soltanirad (Dr. Rad) is open to new patients in the area seeking quality care, even those in the surrounding communities of Thousand Oaks, Ventura City, Oxnard, and Newbury Park, CA.
At a young age, our teeth are healthy white. But over time the enamel coating the tooth is so slowly worn down. Causing our teeth to become stained and yellow, which is why teeth whitening is becoming increasingly popular today. There are a few methods for whitening. They include at home and in the office. With in-office treatments, you will see faster results, receive the safest treatment for bleaching the teeth, and yield the whitest smile. So, don’t settle for teeth that have become stained from years of coffee drinking, tobacco use, or just aging. Ask your dentist about whitening options that may be right for you.